To people with limited or no background knowledge of the code phenomenon this seemed to prove that all ELSs in the Hebrew text are merely random occurrences and without any special significance. It turns out all nine of those CELS hits are impressive for other reasons, as we shall now see. Why use up eight letters for two encodings of "torah" when seven will do. But on the other hand, maybe his name really is Dilbert. It was not just any name, or any message, nor even a nickname, which was found. The only codes I'm impressed with so far are direct hits. When that method seemed to produce meaningful results, a paper was published by a peer-reviewed statistics journal in
The Bible Code and Biblical Inerrancy
Unfortunately however, the same ELS games are likely to be played with this part of Scripture as Christians are seduced by this misleading myth. For on this theory AG dictated in his favorite language, Hebrew, a set of words that are more or less intelligible if taken at face value, containing stories of creation, floods, fratricide, wars, miracles, and so on, with many moral messages. Perhaps worse, the public, especially the Christian public's vulnerability to end-of-the-world associations with the ending of the second millennium after Christ, is too easily exploited, especially among the less sophisticated. Dogon's Legend of Sirius. On Earth, in real life, "Vegans" are pure vegetarians who tend to believe in animal rights. The Daily Mail UK newspaper, has already unconcernedly helped promote Drosnin's new 'code' declarations to its readership "
THE DIANA-MORRISSEY PHENOMENON
The Bible is not a magic book with secret formulas like the Book of the Dead. Since the publication of "The Bible Code" many people have demonstrated what a piece of nonsense the whole sham is. Starting with the first t and taking every 50 letters, the word Torah appears. This lack of precision in his search criteria vastly increases his chances of finding something that appears to be significant. The 'secret codes' are found in a pattern on the printed page, either up, down, diagonal, every second word, every third word, every second line, every fourth line - whatever, so long as the words are in close proximity on the page. All that has been done so far is based on statistics. Hence, no doubt the devil will.
Rips had heard of research suggesting that the names of famous Rabbis might be encrypted in the Bible close to their dates. The words "neater, no" stuck out like a sore thumb. How could I have encoded the verse to make it clear that "Dan" was not there by chance? It was written before the following experiment was done. The probability that a text in the ELS random placement text population would have as small or smaller table than the one shown here is about Most often, these two cardinal sins in statistics are committed inadvertently rather than maliciously.